The 3 Main Prostate Cancer Risk Factors for Canadian Males

In the Canada alone, there are about 20,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. And so, research and development have focused on ways to prevent developing this kind of cancer, including its diagnosis and treatment.

Here are some information about prostate cancer to guide you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Prostate cancer happens when malignant cells in the tissues of your prostate multiply.

Symptoms include weak flow of urine or frequent urination, especially during nighttime, having trouble urinating, blood in the urine or semen, pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that can’t seem to go away, and pain when having ejaculations.

The risk factors

1. Age

If you are a man over 50 years of age, then you are at higher risk of developing this dreaded disease. Over two-thirds of all prostate cancer patients are over the age of 65.

2. Race

According to studies, African Americans are more likely to develop advanced stage of cancer than the Hispanic and Asian men who have been found to have lower rates of prostate cancer.

3. Genetic influence

Men who have a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk of developing this type of cancer. This risk is highest for men who have a brother who was diagnosed, followed closely by men who have a father who was diagnosed.

Simply put, he risk of developing prostate cancer is lower when you have no family history.

The best way to preven it is to lead a healthy lifestyle through healthy diet plans and regular exercise. Also kick the bad habits of smoking or drinking excessively. You should have your general checkup every year. Early detection is still the best way to prevent it.

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